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Presiding Judge Jorja Frank Holds Hearing on Los Angeles WCAB District Office’s Notice of Intent to Consolidate Durable Medical Equipment Liens

On October 29, 2010 Presiding Judge Frank, again with the assistance of Associate Chief Judge Mark Kahn, presided over a hearing in connection with her notice of intent to consolidate liens filed by providers of durable medical equipment. Judge Frank informed the audience that 3700-4000 liens of all...

Resolution of Workers’ Compensation Cases Through Mediation

By: Robert G. Heywood, Mediator and Arbitrator and Hon. Steven Siemers (Retired), Mediator and Arbitrator For workers’ compensation cases that have been open for two or more years, that can’t seem to move to closure, that require extensive trial time, present complex legal, factual...

Construction Law Musings: You Have Choices (Litigation Versus Mediation)

As I sit here thinking about an impending trial in the Goochland County General District Court, it hit me that I also serve as a mediator in that court from time to time. Coincidentally, I will be “wearing both hats” (litigator and mediator) this week on back to back days. It will be interesting...

Virginia: Arbitrator’s Award of Lien Reimbursement to Comp Insurer Need Not Be Shared With Injured Worker

Where an arbitrator ordered an auto insurance carrier to reimburse a workers’ compensation insurer (“comp insurer”) for the full amount of its workers’ compensation lien ($4,060.19), the comp insurer need not share the lien proceeds with the injured worker on a pro rata basis;...